Years ago E bought a Triumph GT6Plus and we immediately took it on a road trip to watch the Whitecaps play in Portland. With the naive confidence of 20 somethings we ventured forth to reach Portland on one tank of gas. It didn’t end well. We ended up pushing the car up and down the streets of Vancouver Washington at 5 pm, July 4th in search of an open gas station…
Water is calm and the temperatures are mild. We sit at 7 degrees outside during the days and have yet to drop below zero at night.
During the day, I sit at my sewing machine quilting. Evenings this week were happily spent with Hap and Leonard on Netflix, and downloaded copies of Bohemian Rhapsody and A Star is Born.
We put four full forty pound tanks of propane on the house system on June 12th.. Our original fridge used 1.5 pounds of propane per day. All in, the house (including on demand hot water) probably averaged 2.2 pounds per day. One hundred and sixty pounds of propane would last about 72 days.
It has been 229 days since we had to add propane to our renovated house system. Every time we turn on the oven these days we think of that July 4th drive and wonder if this is the moment we will run out of gas. Instead of pushing a car up and down the streets of America, this time, we will likely need to refuel in the freezing rain. It will probably be in the dark and our
dinners half cooked.